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Advisory Committee For Accessible Transportation

The SAC is an independent, citizen-run, community advisory committee of customers with disabilities and disability advocates representing individual riders and about 50 different disability service organizations throughout the five county SEPTA service area. The SAC sets its own agenda and policies. Founded in 1973, SAC is the oldest such organization in North America.

The SAC advocates with SEPTA on accessibility issues and policies. We are an effective voice with SEPTA management and SEPTA Operations. Each month, SEPTA reports service information to SAC and solicits advice and information from SAC on current and future services, facilities and equipment for regular fixed-route and ADA paratransit transportation.

Meeting Schedule

If you require an ASL interpreter or other accommodation, you must make a request five business days before the meeting date. Please specify what type of accommodation you will need, the date and time of the meeting you will attend, and your contact information. Email your request to accessibility@septa.org or contact SEPTA Customer Service at 215-580-7800 to place your request.

The SAC meets on the second Thursday of each month except August. In May, there is an evening Service Award Ceremony instead of a daytime meeting.

1234 Market Street
Conference Room 11-C
Philadelphia PA 19107

12:30 p.m. | SAC Service Committee addressing service issues
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | SAC General Membership

Getting Here
Market-Frankford Line to 13th Street
13th & Market Street stop | Bus Route 17, 33, 48 (westbound), 124, 125
12th & Market Street stop | Bus Route 38 (eastbound) or 44
13th & Chestnut Street stop | westbound Bus Route 9, 21, 38, or 42

Meetings are open to the public. Please allow time to stop at the lobby Security Desk with your Photo ID to get a Visitor's Pass for the 11th floor conference room.

SAC Concerns

Equipment accessibility
Helping with new vehicle selection
Field testing
Advising on vehicle/car features, securements, etc.
Vehicle practice sessions

Facilities accessibility
Key Stations and post-Key Stations
Capital projects
Station features /maintenance

Service accessibility
Driver/operator training
Service and capital planning
Consumer education
Emergency planning
ADA paratransit service
Regular fixed-route service
Travel instruction
Website; service information
Service animals, service animals in training
Task forces for specific service needs
Annual Awards Ceremony recognizing exceptional assistance to people with disabilities

SAC Contact Information

Patricia Russell, Chair
6138 Wayne Avenue. Apt. 3
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Email Patricia Russell
(215) 438-8250 | Telephone